How many different answers are there to: ‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’
Humor challenges us to think outside the box. A sense of humor is an open mind.
Humor challenges us to let go of what we expect and tune in to the possible. Every day, we have the have the choice to rise to the challenge or option not to. By thinking with our senses and feeling with our minds, we choose to what feels right. Staying tuned in to the possible is relaxing, in a way that dares us laugh at life. Laughing is our opportunity connect with the bigger picture.
A lot of humor really isn’t funny, but it really is an eye opener. The cool thing about eye openers is, they help us see where we are going. We can’t solve problems we don’t fully see. We need the big picture. Humor is an important part of sensual thinking. Einstein said, we can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking that created them.
Sensual thinking connects with the power of the big picture; while at the same time, because our senses are intimate, we notice more and hear differently from a uniquely personal perspective. For everyone, there are signs and challenges everywhere. I’m drinking tea with advice written on the paper. It says, Experience your own body, your own mind and your own soul., which sounds good to me. Tuning in to heart, body and soul is sensual and feeling with our mind keeps us safe and smart.
The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum sung by The Fun Boy Three, is deadpan humor. The jungle beat cracks me up. What a great way to say the world is going to pieces. What a healthy perspective to take! Instead of self-pity or anger, it’s an attitude of self-control. It’s the attitude laced with dignity and courage that says: We have a choice to rise to the challenge; it’s time for us to pull it together.